2010 James Buchanan Missing Lettered Edge

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by vdbpenny1995, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. vdbpenny1995

    vdbpenny1995 Well-Known Member

    Hey guys! So I think I really found something here!

    Backround Story: So I was going to the beach with my friends and when I went to buy train tickets, the machine gave me back my change in dollar coins. I got about 11 back and I lined then all up with the rims and did a quick scan and I noticed one was smooth! I thought I got a G.W. and was stoked but when I saw James Buchanan I was baffled. I did a little research and found there is one that is known so far (http://numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=13781).

    So I have some pictures and tell me wht you think. I looked around the entire edge with a illuminated 45x-25mm loupe and saw nothing and compared it to a normal james buchanan and saw no size difference waht so ever (Incase of a possible shave job). 002.jpg 003.jpg

    **The Obverse is James Buchanan but the photo was to large**
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  3. Treashunt

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  4. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion

    WOW! Great Find if it turns out to be authentic! :thumb:
  5. arrowross44

    arrowross44 The Girl with the Coins

    Nice find!!! That's really cool! I've heard of the lettering being upside down/ right side up but never completely missing!
  6. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    Position of the lettering is entirely random.
  7. d.t.menace

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  8. vdbpenny1995

    vdbpenny1995 Well-Known Member

    Now, should I get it sent in? Personally im leaning towards yes but would like some thoughts.
  9. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    The real question is how much market is there for missing edge dollars? If you can find someone who is trying to collect a plain edge of each president you could possibly get a good price. But if the market is just error collectors that simply want an example of a plain edge dollar then any president will do and there is no reason to pay a high premium for a president where only a few are known when a plain edge Washington will do. That tends to hold down the prices on the non-Washington coins.
  10. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof

    That is not a shave job. There could be quite a large premium for a coin with such a small population. What kind of condition is the coin in? Anything but MS would would be very bad for the value.
  11. vdbpenny1995

    vdbpenny1995 Well-Known Member

    The coin is MS for sure, but I would say a solid MS62 due to some contact marks. Thanks for all the help guys!
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